Thank you for your comment, Shachar! I agree, it’s definitely about holding physicians, healthcare workers, and hospital systems/policies (as well as laws and enforcing accountability) to higher standards of care. A lot of different national and international groups are doing a pretty good job of addressing the issue (i.e., working with hospitals, physicians, policy makers, etc.), but it’s slow going because the problem is widespread and not always taken seriously.
That being said, when someone purposely does something to your body that you do not want happening (or have not been given enough information to consent to), it’s assault. This is true for everyone.